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Curiosity Marks Milestone Anniversary – 1 Martian Year On Mars!

by Ken Kremer June 24, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter NASA’s Curiosity rover celebrated a milestone anniversary today, June 24 – 1 Martian Year on Mars! A Martian year is equivalent to 687 Earth days, or nearly two Earth years. Remove this ad Ken Kremer on Google+

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Opportunity Overlooks Ridge for Spectacular Vista of Vast Martian Crater and Habitable Zone Ahead

by Ken Kremer May 24, 2014

NASA’s incredibly long lived Opportunity rover has driven to the ridgeline of a Martian mountain and captured spectacular panoramic vistas peering down into the vast expanse of huge Endeavour crater and out along the jagged rim segments leading to her next target – which scientists believe holds minerals indicative of a habitable zone. See mosaic […]

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Curiosity says ‘Goodbye Kimberley’ after Parting Laser Blasts and Seeking New Adventures Ahead

by Ken Kremer May 21, 2014

NASA’s rover Curiosity said ‘Goodbye Kimberley’ having fulfilled her objectives of drilling into a cold red sandstone slab, sampling the tantalizing grey colored interior and pelting the fresh bore hole with a pinpoint series of parting laser blasts before seeking new adventures on the road ahead towards the inviting slopes of Mount Sharp, her ultimate […]

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Curiosity rover maneuvers around ‘Kimberley’ seeking potential Red Planet Drill Sites

by Ken Kremer April 5, 2014

NASA’s car sized Curiosity rover has arrived at a scientifically enticing science destination at “The Kimberley Waypoint” where researchers hope to carry out the next drilling operation into alien Martian terrain in search of further clues about ancient Red Planet environments that may have been favorable for life. “We are officially in ‘The Kimberley’ now,” […]

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Holy Wheels, Sharp Rocks Force NASA’s Curiosity rover to Seek Smoother Pathway to Mount Sharp

by Ken Kremer February 2, 2014

Continuing wheel damage from hoards of sharp edged Martian rocks are forcing engineers to seek a smoother pathway forward – potentially through a treacherous dune field – for NASA’s Curiosity rover on the jagged rock strewn road to Mount Sharp, her primary science destination. Ever since rover engineers noticed holes and tears to the robots […]

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